2012-11-30 / Top Stories

Lost Pets – The Forgotten Victims Of Sandy

By Miriam Rosenberg

The numbers are growing by the day.

The floods and fires that came with Superstorm Sandy not only displaced many residents throughout Rockaway but numerous lost dogs and cats who have been separated from their owners.

According to an email forwarded to The Wave the number of pets from Rockaway now being held in ASPCA and Animal Care and Control board-ing facilities is increasing.

We need help in getting the word out to these folks in the Rockaway area that pets are being held on a courtesy hold. That they need to visit both the ACC and ASPCA boarding facilities if they are looking for their pets,” said Phyllis Taiano of Four Paws Sake, NYC.

In an email forwarded to The Wave by 100 Precinct Community Council president Danny Ruscillo, Taiano said that “There is no other Lost and Found program in effect right now to help reunite these ani-mals and their families. If you have lost a pet call 311. The ASPCA Emergency Shelter is located at 1508 Herkimer Street in Brooklyn. Their number is 347-573-1561. The New York City Animal Care and Control is located at 326 East 110 Street in Manhattan, 2336 Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn and 3139 Veterans Road West in Staten Island. Their website is NYCACC.org. In addition, owners who are currently unable to care for their pets due to Hurricane Sandy can place them in a temporary ASPCA board-ing facility, now through December 17.

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